Wildlife Admissions Internship

As development encroaches on wildlife habitat, PAWS' nationally recognized wildlife rehabilitation center rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned animals and educates people about peaceful co-existence with wildlife.

Interns assist and support the Wildlife Admissions Specialists in the daily operations of the intake area. Interns gain valuable, practical experience in animal intake, species identification and wildlife/human conflict resolution.

Job Duties

  • Admit animals
  • Answer a high volume of telephone calls and respond to voicemail
  • Provide excellent customer service to members of the public, often in sensitive situations
  • Advise members of the public regarding wildlife situations
  • Administrative duties including filing, photocopying and data entry
  • Clean and maintain the lobby and exam room
  • Other tasks as required


Applicants must be current college students, recent graduates or career changers, possess a strong interest in non-profit administration and wildlife rehabilitation. The ideal applicant is a highly motivated, detail-oriented self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in MS Office. Applicants must be able to:

  • Read, write and speak English fluently
  • Work independently and as a part of a team
  • Perform tedious tasks for long periods of time
  • Complete detailed projects with little supervision

Internship Terms

  • Internships are April 1—September 30
  • Successful candidates must commit to a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks
  • Interns work 20-40 hours per week including weekend and holiday work
  • Interns are UNPAID
  • Housing and transportation assistance is NOT provided

Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for an internship at the PAWS Wildlife Center, please see the Application Process

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Typically, our internships are available seasonally as follows:

  • Summer Internships: May–August
  • Fall Internships: September–December
  • Winter Internships: January–March
  • Spring Internships: March–May


Email Jennie Baxla, Wildlife Volunteer Program Manager.